Enforcement of Traffic Offences

MQT on 2000-12-20
Session date: 
December 20, 2000
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Does the Mayor agree that the proposed increase in the number of police officers in London will enable the Metropolitan Police Authority to give greater priority to the enforcement of traffic offences, partiularly speeding?


Answer for Enforcement of Traffic Offences

Answer for Enforcement of Traffic Offences

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The increase in police officers on the streets of London will primarily be targeting crime and increasing Londoner's sense of safety. At the moment this is one of the Metropolitan Police Authority's top priorities, which I support. The MPA policing priorities for 2001/2 highlights reducing road casualties as an activity that will be sustained by the MPS. I shall be monitoring the delivery of this outcome. I believe that the enforcement of traffic offences and speeding is important and will be crucial to improving road safety. This was one of the priorities which I asked the MPA to develop a budget around. It is, however, the MPA that is ultimately responsible for setting police priorities.